Written by Student Reporter (Elisabeth Sirumapea - Management 2020)

The School of Business and Management (SBM ITB) held a graduation thanksgiving event for the October 2019 period at the Intercontinental Hotel Dago Pakar Bandung (10/17/2019). This is the sixteenth graduation for SBM ITB. This time, 720 students, consisting of S1, S2, and S3, graduated from SBM ITB. From the total graduates, there are 223 graduates who achieve cumlaude. This is encouraging because this year, the number of graduates is the largest so far. The event was also attended by parents of the graduates and one of the speakers invited was the Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya as one of the graduates’ parents. In this celebration, SBM ITB presented profiles of lecturers to parents and invited guests from all study programs at SBM ITB. Then, the Dean of SBM ITB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Sudarso Kaderi Wiryono, DEA, delivered an opening remark in the event. In his remark, Prof. Sudarso congratulated the graduates, especially parents who had entrusted their children to SBM ITB.

“Congratulations to the graduates. You have proven that you have succeeded. Of the 720 graduates, there were 223 graduates who obtained cum laude. This is a great achievement“ said Prof. Sudarso. “One step has been passed and the graduates have proven that you have achieved outstanding achievements. But this is only the first step. This nation and country are waiting for the work of all graduates in the form of experience and application of their knowledge to this country, “ he added.

After the remark from Prof. Sudarso, SBM ITB provided information about the profile of Graduates, followed by the Award Ceremony. There were 18 graduates who received awards for their achievements with 19 types of award categories.

The event was continued with listening to an inspiring speech by Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism of Indonesia. Arief Yahya congratulated the graduates who have graduated from one of the best universities in Indonesia. Arief Yahya explained that tourism is one of the nation’s economic cores. This is supported by data indicating that Indonesia’s Tourism in 2016 received 46 world awards, and based on the wealth economic forum, Indonesia is the top 20 in the world, and becomes the top 10 in the world price competitors.